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MS-Windows Troubleshooting

File C:\Windows\system32\RAMgmtUI.exe cannot be located


After having installed the "Direct Access and VPN (RAS)" role and trying to start the Getting Started Wizard, the following error is returned:


File C:\Windows\system32\RAMgmtUI.exe cannot be located.


The management tools were not installed along with the Direct Access role. This is an issue with what Windows installed with the role, and not a user issue.


To install the required management tools:

  1. Open as new Windows Power Shell window.
  2. Enter:

    Install-WindowsFeature -name DirectAccess-VPN -IncludeManagementTools

    The above should be entered on one line (even if it has wrapped in your browser).

You should now be able to run the Getting Started Wizard.

These notes have been tested with Windows 2012 Standard Server.

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